I write this on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. This year, in my area, it happens to be a supremely gray day also...even so, even with the gray, the light will stay longer today than any other day this year marking a clear transition from spring to summer.
We have these markers, these transitions, these moments in place and time.
In a couple of days my oldest son will graduate high school, and soon after leave for college…my youngest will follow suit the following year. A marker, a transition, a moment in place and time.
I’ve been sitting in the emotions that have been cropping up surrounding this particular transition. Excitement for a child who is ready to move forward, excitement for a new chapter for both himself and me. Trepidation about change and the future. Sadness because this chapter of my life with my kids has been such a joy, and it is hard to recognize that this particular chapter is coming to a close…sure, they might come back, but even if they do, it won’t be the same nor should it.
Change is important…it’s sometimes exciting, sometimes really hard, and many times a mixture of both.
My friends, I hope we can all give ourselves permission to feel those very real feelings surrounding change, no matter what they happen to be, and to breathe deeply through the many emotions we might be holding.
I hope you have an amazing week my friends, and a very happy summer!
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!